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James Michael Graham Wilson

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James Michael Graham Wilson (1862-1901)


1902 Obituary [1]

JAMES MICHAEL GRAHAM WILSON was born in Cape Town on 29th April 1862, and was educated in Cape Colony.

He served four years' apprenticeship in the Castle Line at sea, after which he was engaged for eight years in the timber trade with Messrs. Wilson and Glynn, and with the Cape Government Railways, where he was general assistant to the works inspector.

He was also employed for one year as overseer for the Wemmer Gold Mining Co., at Johannesburg. In

1892 be came to England, and entered the Polytechnic School of Engineering as a student, where he remained until 1895.

He was then employed as a draughtsman to the commissioners of Bray, Co. Wicklow, for a few months, when he became an assistant mains engineer of the London Electric Supply Corporation.

In 1899 he returned to Cape Town, and was employed in the office of the Director of Railways.

His death took place at Cape Town, on 12th November 1901, in his fortieth year.

He became an Associate of this Institution in 1899.


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